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Reading an article about Gabrielle Giffords (the US politician who was shot in the head and is still hospitalized), I found this sentence:
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords...also thanked the Houston hospital where she's undergoing intensive rehabilitation for a cake that featured the likeness of her astronaut husband.

When I first read the sentence I was trying to figure out why the cake was devastating enough to send her back into rehabilitation. I'd thought it was the shooting that made go undergo rehabilitation.
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That must be a little unsettling, though, to have your cake staring back at you like that. Staring...and judging.
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wmshub wrote:
Reading an article about Gabrielle Giffords (the US politician who was shot in the head and is still hospitalized), I found this sentence:
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords...also thanked the Houston hospital where she's undergoing intensive rehabilitation for a cake that featured the likeness of her astronaut husband.

When I first read the sentence I was trying to figure out why the cake was devastating enough to send her back into rehabilitation. I'd though it was the shooting that made go undergo rehabilitation.


Huh? Why would anybody need rehab for this? I must have missed something somewhere.

Was the cake that bad?

All kidding aside, is there some significance in a cake, or the fact that it had the "likeness" of her husband on it? Please someone fill me in, and you batter not feed me some half-baked rumor...



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Where did you read this?
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The cake is a lie.
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Landstander wrote:
Where did you read this?
The Associated Press. Here's one place where you can find the story.

Edit: I notice now that the url includes the text "us_congresswoman_shot_husband." Now I'm thinking an editor on this story had a weird sense of humor, and a desire to be fired.
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"fired" like some would-be 'assassin's 'bullet'? THAT's my "parting shot" here then... robot
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Maybe someone left the cake out in the rain.
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